On Wednesday afternoon Greenwich Police honored Pat Street with a party to celebrate her retirement. Street will leave Greenwich Police this week after working for the Town of Greenwich for 17 years, including 11 with the Police Department.
For the last decade Street has been the integral coordinator of the Community Impact Section’s Youth CPA and women’s self defense courses. She is also the go-to person for all newly hired police officers, setting up their tests and medical evaluations. “I always try to go to their swearing in ceremonies,” Street said.
“She leaves big shoes to fill,” said Chief Heavey. “She is a master organizer.”
Captain Gray agreed, adding, “We probably underutilized her. She has immense skills and is highly competent.”
Deputy Chief Marino gave Street a big hug and added, “The Greenwich Police Department is a much better place to work because of Pat Street.”
Officer Paul Zazzero was succinct. “I’ll miss her cheeriness!”
Street’s colleague Theo Chisholm said, “She’s been my go-to person for information. She really takes an interest in your success.”
Street, who lives in Darien will be headed to Florida in her retirement, a destination tempting everyone this week given the sub-zero temps.
“We’ll be snowbirds,” she said. “My husband, my mother and I.”
Street described her time at Greenwich Police Dept as awesome. “This has been the best job I’ve ever had. They’re like my family. They all have a place in my heart.” she said.
Not everyone may know her interesting background before arriving at Greenwich’s fleet department where they maintain all the town’s vehicles.
She ran a computer business and then an office suite business. She also earned a master captain’s license, allowing her to perform the duties of an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels License and Charter Boat Captain.